Web Forms :: Using HttpContext.Current.Items To Store Information?
Oct 27, 2010
I was under the impression that you could use the HttpContext.Current.Items collection to pass information between pages but it doesnt seem to workLets say i have a Page1 ButtonClick, the button click handler stores a value in the collection like so; HttpContext.Current.Items("Test1") = "Test"Then i do Response.Redirect("Page2.aspx").In the Form_Load of Page2, HttpContext.Current.Items("Test1") contains nothing. Why does this not work when its all part of the same postback?This would be perfect, because i wouldnt need to worry about clearing the values between requests because they would automatically get cleared each time the page was posted back.
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load Try loginRep = BusinessLogic.SR.GetUserName("99999") System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Items.Clear() System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Items.Add("RepId",loginRep)
I don't any errors and when in the run in the immediate window:
? System.Web.HttpContext.Current.items("RepId") in the immediate window on THAT page I get the OBJECT.
Then I have a hyperlink with navigateurl to the next page "~/ActCnt.aspx"
On that page, ActCnt.aspx, when in the code I have:
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.LoadIf Not Page.IsPostBack Then Dim loginRep As BusinessLogic.SalesRep = System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Items("RepId")
In the immediate window ? System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Items("RepId") returns a String that is equal to "RepId".
Even if I change it to not be an object, but a string I only get the Name "RepId" of the keypair. I have NEVER gotten the actual value.
i'm using an example in which i can fake the session.It's for use in a unittest of a mvc controller.In the test i create a controller and then i do this:
FakeHttpContext httpctx = new FakeHttpContext(null,null,null,null,mSessionItems ); ControllerContext ctx2 = new ControllerContext(httpctx,new RouteData(), target);
here mSessionItems is my session and target is my instance of a controller,and indeed, when i'm in a controller reading this.ControllerContext.HttpContext.Session, i have a session, great!but.... i also read the session outside the controller, and there i use HttpContext.Current.Session, and that is null (or actualy, the HttpContext.Current is null).
I have an ASP.NET Web Forms app using Entity Framework in the data layer. I've recently changed the app over to use one Object Context per request as per this post. It works great for the entire application except for any page which uses a ReportViewer to display something.
I've noticed that it fails when trying to get an instance of the [Code].... from the [Code].... collection because [Code].... is null.
Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms.dll and Microsoft.ReportViewer.Common.dll can also be seen in the call stack each time it fails. The reports each use one or more ObjectDataSources to retreive data.
Based on this I'm assuming that the ReportViewer is somehow to blame, but i have no idea why. I would need some way to dispose the ObjectContext after it had been used by the report at the very least.
In an asynchronous process, I need to get the name of the domain/server the web application is running on. But in that situation HttpContext.Current is not available, so I cant use HttpContext.Current.Request.ServerVariables("SERVER_NAME").
I have some code that works fine when I need to delete some image files from a directory on my web server:
Dim ImageURL As String = dsImages.Tables(0).Rows(iImgRow).Item("ImageURL") Dim physicalName = Server.MapPath(ImageURL) oUpload.DeleteFileFromServer(physicalName, iAdid, iImgID)
.but I am running into a problem when a maintenance task running in a separate thread at set intervals determines that files like the above need to be deleted:
Dim ImageURL As String = dsImage.Tables(0).Rows(i - 1).Item("ImageURL") Dim iImgID As Integer = dsImage.Tables(0).Rows(i - 1).Item("ImageId") Dim physicalName As String = HttpContext.Current.Server.MapPath(ImageURL) oUpload.DeleteFileFromServer(physicalName, iAdID, iImgID)
In this latter case, HttpContext.Current.Server.MapPath(ImageURL) has a value of Nothing.Is there a way to get the full path for this case?
During Application_End() in Global.aspx, HttpContext.Current is null. I still want to be able to access cache - it's in memory, so want to see if I can reference it somehow to save bits to disk.
Question - is there a way to reference cache in memory somehow when HttpContext.Current is null?
Perhaps I could create a global static variable that would store pointer to cache that I could update on HTTP requests (pseudo: "static <pointer X>" = HttpRequest.Current) and retrieve a reference to cache through that pointer in Application_End()?
Is there a better way to access Cache in memory when there is no Http Request is made?
am writing a web service in vb.net/asp.net 2, that needs user's name. It works fine when the url request is "www.mysite.com" but if any one has logged-in using "mysite.com" without a "www" and goes to the page that calls my web service, The HttpContext.Current.User.Identity.Name gives null. How can I resolve this problem?
Last night I wrote up my first IHttpModule to do some request processing. I'm using a regular expression to inspect the raw url. The IHttpModule will be called on every request, so it seems reasonable to do some sort of caching of the regular expression object to prevent creation of it on every request.
Now my question... what is better: use the HttpContext.Current.Cache to store the instantiated object or to use a private static Regex in my module?I'm looking forward to the reasons why. Just to clarify: the regex will never change and thus always be the same thing.
I wanted to understand the behavior of HttpContext.Current.Application during the load balancing. I have read that session can be stored in disk hence can be retrieved from different servers. Is this true for HttpContext.Current.Application also. Does the keydata stored in one machine is accessible in other different machine too?
I am searching to find a way to read and write on session data but with out having the HttpContext.Current.Why I won to do that ?, because I wish to make some action with the user Session after the page have been close and unloaded. For example, a user load and see a page, then I create a thread to make some action and let user go. Inside this thread I like to read the session data, but in this case HttpContext.Current is not exist any more.
So is there a way to read Session Data knowing just the session id.I store my session inside an sql server, and I see them... its there on table ASPStateTempSessions . How can I read them "offline" and manipulate them ?
I've found myself having a requirement to configure log4net based on a file relative to the physical location of the running ASP.NET web application. We like to start the logger as early as possible, so Application_Start seems a proper place. In IIS6, this works fine and has been running for ages, but now we moved to IIS7 and this won't work anymore:
because the HttpContext.Current is not available in many global.asax (Application, Session) events. This is old news, we all know it raises the now infamous Request is not available in this context error. We don't want to move back to Classic Mode.
Now, the question is simple: without using HttpContext, is it possible to find the physical location of the currently running web application instance?
I have a security manager in my application that works for both windows and web, the process is simple, just takes the user and pwd and authenticates them against a database then sets the Thread.CurrentPrincipal with a custom principal. For windows applications this works fine, but I have problems with web applications.
After the process of authentication, when I'm trying to set the Current.User to the custom principal from Thread.CurrentPrincipal this last one contains a GenericPrincipal. Am I doing something wrong? This is my code:
Why does HttpContext.Current.Request.Url.Host return a different URL than the URL used in the Web browser? For example, when entering "www.someurl.com" in the browser, the HttpContext.Current.Request.Url.Host variable is equal to "www.someotherurl.com".
I've got an ASP .Net application running on IIS7. I'm using the current url that the site is running under to set some static properties on a class in my application. To do this, I'm getting the domain name using this (insde the class's static constructor):
var host = HttpContext.Current.Request.Url.Host;
And it works fine on my dev machine (windows XP / Cassini). However, when I deploy to IIS7, I get an exception: "Request is not available in this context".
I'm guessing this is because I'm using this code in the static constructor of an object, which is getting executed in IIS before any requests come in; and Cassini doesn't trigger the static constructor until a request happens. Now, I didn't originally like the idea of pulling the domain name from the Request for this very reason, but it was the only place I found it =)
So, does anyone know of another place that I can get the host domain name? I'm assuming that ASP .Net has got to be aware of it at some level independent of HttpRequests, I just don't know how to access it.